The number of people who have reregistered to vote in other locations for the Presidential Elections 2018 on September 23 has risen to 45,000, says Elections Commission (EC).
Spokesperson and member of EC, Ahmed Akram reported to “Sun” this Tuesday that of the forms submitted to commission for reregistration, it has completed processing and reregistered 45,000 voters so far.
He said that those who have been reregistered will start receiving SMS confirmations this Tuesday.
Akram noted that a large number of voters have submitted forms for reregistration, and said voters will receive three extra days in addition to the deadline set to send in complaints over reregistration.
The deadline for reregistration is August 11.
Akram noted that 2,000 forms have been sent to Maldives Police Service to determine the authenticity of the fingerprints on the forms, and said any form with an invalid or fraudulent fingerprint will be cancelled.
Reregistration forms can be submitted to the Elections Center at former Jamaaluddin School building from 8 am to 5 pm every day expect for Fridays, and from 3 pm to 5 pm on Fridays.
Forms can also be submitted on official non-working days except for Fridays from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
60,000 people reregistered to vote during the Presidential Elections 2013 and the number of reregistrations is expected to be higher this year.